TRACK

Funding & Founding

Arctic15, June 5-6, Helsinki

Many will mention global impact, financial stability, business success but in a nutshell, it all comes down to helping people. As it often happens in business, help is never one-sided – you help your customers while your investors and business partners help you.

Join the Funding & Founding track and learn how to build valuable relationships with business angels, pre-seed, seed, series A and growth investors, what to expect from diligence and terms sheets, and how to get your company to the next level.

The track will culminate in the TOP15 startups of the Arctic15 Funding Program, where we will celebrate deals together with FIBAN and Nordic Angel Program.

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Funding & Founding track speakers

Eric Lagier

Partner at ByFounders

Eric Lagier is Managing Partner at byFounders, the New Nordic seed stage venture fund. Backed by some of the most accomplished founders from the Baltics and Nordics, byFounders invest in the next generation of founders with global ambitions.

Eric Is a successful tech entrepreneur, with more than 20 years of experience from leading tech companies Skype (Acquired by eBay), Tradeshift and Memolane (acquired by HP).

Based in San Francisco, Eric has since long advised and supported other entrepreneurs on early stage ventures. Leveraging his many years of experience to help bring scale and growth to early-stage companies.

Marija Rucevska

Co-founder at Quro.io & TechChill

Marija is an entrepreneur who has over 5 years of experience in building tech startup ecosystems across the Baltics. During the time she has also co-founded and served as a CEO at TechChill organization, a startup community non-profit that hosts the leading Baltic Tech event every February and brings together hottest startups and innovators from across the region. Apart from the event, TechChill Foundation's main focus is to serve as an international voice for Latvian startups globally and place the Baltic region on the European tech map.

Marija is an active advisory member for the Latvian government when it comes to crafting the overall nation's strategy towards IT and tech. She is a passionate ambassador for Baltic tech and works to help the region gain visibility in order to attract foreign talent, smart investment and media attention that it deserves.

Currently, Marija has co-founded another venture - Quro.io - a company aiming to fight climate change by offering global scale solution - a creation of a new type of economy (sustainable one) based on a digital asset-backed currency trusted and accepted by all parties. She's in charge of operations and business development. Marija believes in social entrepreneurship and is proud of everyone who works towards building a more sustainable environment for everyone.

Jaajo Linnonmaa

Founder and Chairman of the Board, VirtualTraveller

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Jaajo Linnonmaa is a 9-time Radio Host of the Year in Finland. A Primetime TV-host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? He is also an actor in a TV-series and has played leading roles in a few box office movies. Linnonmaa is a business investor and known and awarded for his work in helping young entrepreneurs. He is co-founder of many companies like MySoda. But still Wikipedia says that he is a tech entrepreneur?

Reetta Ilo

International Affairs Manager, FiBAN

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Reetta Ilo has started as FiBAN's International Affairs Manager on the 1st of January 2018. Reetta is in charge of FiBAN's new investing project Nordic Angel Program (NAP) that is cooperated with EstBAN, DanBAN and BAN Norway, and coordinated by NordicBAN.

Reetta has been working with international circles for years, first in University of Turku, where she has finished two Master’s Degrees: one in World and European History and other in the faculty for East Asian studies. Her Master of Science degree was conducted in English and Japanese, which she is fluent in. She came to FiBAN from Finnish Export Sales House, where she worked as Sales Manager. Her other prior work experience consists of marketing of Asian trade shows at a German-based corporation and doing an internship at Finnish Foreign Ministry’s UN Development Issues unit, as well as working with a startup in her hometown of Turku. “FiBAN is by far the most interesting organization there is in the startup ecosystem – with international collaboration and networking projects we can gain even more solid footing in the ecosystem globally”, Reetta remarks.

In her spare time, you can find Reetta in karate-dojo, where she has trained both adults and children. In addition, she likes to indulge herself with reading and drawing, as well as playing with her dog, FiBAN’s official Chief Happiness Officer, Meiko.

Funding & Founding track speakers

Arctic15, Helsinki 5-6 of June

In 2019 the most effective networking startup conference in the Nordics and Baltics will raise the bar again.

Startup

Network and close deals with investors and corporates

Ticket for 2 days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops

359€

Attendee

Meet startups and find ways to make your company more agile

Ticket for 2 days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops

599€

Investor

Discover and meet startups and syndicate with other investors

Ticket for 2 days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops
Invitation to Investor VIP Reception

777€

Startup Demo Stand Package

Showcase your startup to investors and clients. Find new talent

Demo Stand for 1 day (2x2m)
2 Startup Tickets for 2 Days
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops

1199€

Arctic15 & EBAN Investor Combo

Pre-network with angel investors at EBAN Congress

Ticket for 4 days – both EBAN Helsinki & Arctic15 conference days.
Pre-event matchmaking tool
Deal Room during the event
Food and beverage
Full program and workshops
Invitation to Investor VIP Reception

869€

We believe in true entrepreneurship!

That is why at Arctic15 we focus on quality networking and helping people make deals. We match businesses in the most efficient way by bringing together a focused international crowd of startups, investors, corporates, media and influencers under one roof for effective 20-minutes ling meetings.

We have investors, entrepreneurs and thought leaders from 15 different verticals, and all of them are available for meetings on the spot.